Behavioral Health Care Delivery

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will select up to eight states to participate in a new Medicaid model to launch this fall for adult Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders.
On this episode, John Haupert, 2023 AHA board chair, talks with Joanne Conroy, M.D., CEO and president of Dartmouth Health and the incoming AHA chair. They reflect on challenges, opportunities and advancements in health care during the past year and discuss what’s ahead for next year.
In this conversation, John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady Health System and the 2023 Chair of AHA’s Board, and Joanne Conroy, M.D., CEO and president of Dartmouth Health and incoming 2024 AHA Board Chair, discuss the multiple health care priorities of 2024, and how hospitals and health systems…
According to a 2022 report from the Journal of the American Medical Association, even now, long after the height of the crisis, health care workers’ emotional exhaustion is 27% more prevalent than pre-pandemic. The lasting effects of the pandemic on mental health are real, and they are challenging.
Health care workers encounter adverse events and stressful situations that may require time and space to process.
In this episode, Tiffany Moore Simas, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial Health, discusses the concerning prevalence of perinatal depression, and the options available to provide a lifeline for mothers.
In the U.S. health care system, the demand for behavioral health care has long outpaced availability, with many patients forced to turn to their primary care providers for help. To find a solution, Henry Ford Health System decided to get creative with a new collaborative care program that for the…
Peer recovery specialists at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital in Massachusetts are key motivators in helping patients overcome substance abuse disorders.
In a 26-0 vote, the Senate Finance Committee Nov. 8 reported the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act, bipartisan legislation that includes AHA-supported provisions to improve access to behavioral health care and delay Medicaid disproportionate share hospital reductions.
As hospital and health leaders continue to seek sustainable solutions to address workforce shortages, negative margins and rising labor costs, they may want to take a deeper look at ways to integrate physical and behavioral health services.